A Norwegian television station is reporting that a woman went overboard today from what is described as an "Italian cruise ship" near Flåm, Norway. The woman was critically injured.
TV 2 Nyhetene reports that the woman is 40 years of age and she went overboard after a violent episode with another person on the cruise ship. (Her age was subsequently updated to 52 years old). The station does not state whether she is a passenger or a crew member not does it state her nationality (She was later identified as Italian).
The title of the article is "Kvinne kritisk skadet etter fall fra cruiseskip." (Woman critically injured after falling from cruise ship).
The woman was quickly rescued after she was in the water for two to three minutes. She was unconscious when taken ashore to the hospital via helicopter
No one has been arrested. Police officers are investigating.
The incident was brought to my attention by a crew member who identified the ship as the Costa Fortuna. A person on the TV 2 Facebook page, who said she heard screaming and then a splash, also says that the ship involved the Costa Fortuna.
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September 4 2015 Update: The story finally reaches a U.S. newspaper. Woman wakes from coma to deny she jumped from cruise ship; attempted murder investigation opened.
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